Royal Oak

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Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.5.1673BWAS-1603
Launched8.1674BWAS-1603
First Commissioned20.8.1674B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed byJohn Shish (d.1686)B028
ConstructorJohn Shish (d.1686)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1690B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Royal Oak' (1690) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,107Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Draught Aft18' 8"Imperial Feet5.5118 
Burthen1,107Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck157' 6"Imperial Feet47.8563 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Draught Aft18' 8"Imperial Feet5.5118 
Burthen1,107Tons BM 

Armament


1674Broadside Weight = 723 Imperial Pound ( 327.8805 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

1677Broadside Weight = 750 Imperial Pound ( 340.1254 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck28 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 732 Imperial Pound ( 331.962 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

1688Broadside Weight = 663 Imperial Pound ( 300.6709 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck28 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1674460 BWAS-1603
1689310Establishment for PeaceB032
1689390Establishment for war at homeB032
1689470Establishment for war abroadB032

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.8.1674 - 19.10.1674CaptainRobert RobinsonBWAS-16031.4.1678 - 15.6.1678CaptainHenry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-160316.1.1678/79 - 19.3.1678/79CaptainAnthony Langston (d.1678/79)B05113.4.1679 - 23.6.1679CaptainThomas Room Coyle (d.1689)BWAS-1603

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.3.1690/91 - 25.1.1692/93Master's MateJohn Jones (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/28ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1679At Port MahonTRN2
31.5.1679"The muster-master mustered us, and wanted above 60 men that were on the bookes, all dead at sea" from the chaplain's diaryTRN2

 

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